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  • Hessle's sixth form success

    Published 15/08/19

    The waiting is over and students of Hessle Sixth Form College are celebrating the results achieved in this year’s A Levels and Vocational qualifications.

    And there are some exceptional achievements for the students and staff to celebrate.

    The highest attaining student is Jack Sawyer who achieved A* Grades in Chemistry and Maths, along with A Grades in Biology and Physics. Jack also achieved a Grade A in his EPQ and he achieved all of this success while also holding down a key position in the Sixth Form Senior Student Group. Amy Morgan is also celebrating great success with A Grades in Biology and Chemistry, along with an A* in Textiles.

    Our Head Boy, Matthew Picken, also showed that it is possible to combine academic success while also making a contribution to leadership in the school. He is celebrating A Grades in History and Classics, along with a Grade B in English Language.

    Two other students are incredibly proud of the exceptional progress they have made in the Sixth Form.

    David Hall achieved a Distinction* in Applied Science along with Grades A and B in Geology and Maths respectively. These grades represent a Progress Score of +1.7 which means that David has exceeded his benchmark targets by almost two grades.

    Nathan Carter has also made strong progress. Distinction* in Sport and a Merit in Applied Science represents progress that is a full grade ahead of targets.

    It is in the Science Department, where the strongest A Level results have been recorded with 100% of Biology students achieving Grades A*-B, while 88% of Chemistry students achieved the same feat. Students also performed strongly in English Language with 71% achieving Grades A*-B.

    There were also excellent outcomes across a number of Vocational Subjects including in ICT and in Engineering where over 80% of students achieved either a Distinction or Distinction*.

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  • Wolfreton celebrates A level success

    Published 15/08/19

    Sixth form students are celebrating their success after picking up their results this morning. Headteacher Miss Kukuc said 'Today we are delighted to be celebrating with our students as they have received their results and confirmed their next steps. It has been a pleasure for staff to again share in so many individual successes and the realisation of personal ambitions and goals. This of course comes after many months and indeed years of effort and commitment by both students and staff, supported of course by their families. I congratulate all on their hard work and resilience and positivity in navigating the demands of these qualifications. 

    Results day is always about the young people and about them being able to move on to chosen destinations.  Many have now decided to move on to university, with Leeds, Manchester, Oxford, Durham and Hull being just some of the institutions set to welcome our students on their next ventures.  Others are celebrating as they prepare to begin coveted apprenticeships with companies including BAE and Ineos, or as they embark  on planned gap years with travel and other experiences on the horizon.  We wish each and every one of them success and happiness as they move forward and we look forward to hearing their successes in the years to come.' 

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  • Results day message from the CEO

    Published 15/08/19

    Dave McCready, CEO of the Consortium Academy Trust, said 'I would like to congratulate every Year 13 student across our four sixth forms on their achievements this summer. The amount of effort, preparation and commitment that is required to be successful at this level is significant and, as a Trust, we are celebrating some outstanding individual success stories at A level and also in Vocational subjects, with the vast majority of students gaining qualifications that will enable them to move onto the next phase of life with many of them going onto university, others taking apprenticeships and some moving into the world of work.

    I would also like to thank the staff involved in the delivery of lessons and those who have supported the students pastorally as well as the parents, carers and families of these young people who have provided support throughout the last two years.' 

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  • Trust becomes Pathfinder for Ethical Leadership

    Published 10/07/19

    The Trust has become part of the 280 schools designated as pathfinders working on a new set of principles to support school governors and trustees, as well as executive leaders, in navigating “the educational moral maze”. CEO Dave McCready and Director of Education Sarah Young were delighted to attend the first Framework for Ethical Leadership in Education event in Birmingham. In the context of a highly diversified and increasingly autonomous landscape where accountability measures and their consequences are severe, the guiding principles – known as the Framework for Ethical Leadership in Education – will support education leaders in their decision-making and in calling out unethical behaviour. Building on the Nolan Principles of Public Life, it comprises a set of values and virtues, against which governors, trustees and executive leaders can evaluate their decisions and actions. We welcome the opportunity to continue integrating these guiding principles into everything we do across the Trust.

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  • Holderness Academy Gets Head Start!

    Published 27/06/19

    Since joining The Consortium Academy Trust (TCAT) in October 2018 Holderness Academy & Sixth Form College has been led by the Trust’s Director of Education, Sarah Young as Executive Head. This term the Academy has seen the appointment of a new Headteacher. The CEO of TCAT, Dave McCready, spoke of the exciting new era for the academy ‘The Trust is delighted to welcome Scott Wilson as Headteacher of Holderness Academy & Sixth Form College. Scott has enjoyed great success over recent years as a senior leader, and latterly, as Deputy Headteacher at The Hessle Academy. He brings a wealth of experience to his new role and is seen by the Trust as the ideal person to lead Holderness forward over the coming years, building on the foundations laid by Sarah Young, as Executive Headteacher. We believe that Scott and his team will ensure that all students, present and future, will benefit from having access to a high quality education that will prepare them for their own career paths in terms of qualifications, skills and experiences. As CEO I look forward to working with Scott as he implements his vision, values and plans for the academy over the coming years.’

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  • Welcome to Holderness Academy and Sixth Form College

    Published 03/10/18

    ''The Consortium Academy Trust is delighted to welcome the Holderness Academy into our family of schools. We have worked in partnership with the staff and governors of the school over the last year and have already seen many benefits from this relationship. The school's conversion to academy status, coupled with joining the Trust, should ensure that collectively we are able to secure further improvements to the education provided by the school for the benefit of current and future students. Over the coming years we look forward to building on the already strong relationships that have developed over the last 12 months between the Trust, the school and the local community in order to ensure that the school is once again held in high regard by students, parents and the local community.'' Dave McCready, CEO The Consortium Academy Trust

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  • Howden joins the Trust

    Published 04/09/18

    'We are delighted to welcome Howden School to the Trust with effect from 1st September 2018. The school and the Trust have enjoyed a long and successful partnership over recent years and as a 'Good' school they add to our capacity to engage in effective School Improvement which in turn ensures that all learners have access to high quality educational experiences in all academies.' Dave McCready, CEO

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  • Hessle GCSE highlights

    Published 24/08/18
    •  99.1% overall pass rate in new, more rigorous 9-1 GCSEs
    • 61% of all grades in new 9-1 GCSEs were Grade 5 or higher
    • 76% of all grades in new 9-1 GCSEs were Grade 4 or higher
    • One in five grades in new 9-1 GCSEs were Grade 7 or higher
    • 36 new Grade 9s achieved
    • Three students achieved five or more new Grade 9s
    • Overall BASICS (4+ in Eng/Ma) was 70% and BASICS (5+ in Eng/Ma) was 50%
    • Outstanding results were recorded by Computer Science (80% Grade 4 or above); History (83%); Photography (88%); German (89%); French (100%); PE (85%); Business (87%); Textiles (82%)
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  • Record GCSE results at Cottingham

    Published 24/08/18

    We are delighted to report that the GCSE class of 2018 have maintained the trend of improving GCSE results witnessed over recent years. In terms of basics (English and Maths), 71% of our students achieved grades 9-4, 48% achieved grades 9-5 and 10% achieved grades 9-7. The overall P8 score is very impressively positive, sustaining the upwards trajectory of the school’s outcomes. As always, there were some stellar individual student performances and some exceptional outcomes in individual subject areas.

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  • Wolfreton GCSE celebrations

    Published 23/08/18

    Congratulations to our students who are celebrating GCSE success this morning. Headteacher Susanne Kukuc said ‘At Wolfreton we are delighted to be celebrating together once again.  As a school we have seen some excellent results both individually and for department teams.  Following a time of significant change and uncertainty nationally, we are incredibly proud of what has been achieved by our students and staff who have worked so hard and so well together to achieve these successes.  The school has seen improvements in many measures and students have been celebrating too, achieving the top grades and also important personal milestones.  We are incredibly proud of everyone.'

    Headlines figures include:

    • 75% achieved Basics (9 – 4 English and maths)
    • 86% achieved 9 – 4 English
    • 80% achieved 9 – 4 maths.
    • Improvements again in the EBacc measure with 45% achieving 9 – 4 Basics
    • 23% of grades in  the new 9 – 1 qualifications were awarded at 9 - 7
    • Subjects including English, Chemistry, PE, Further Maths, Geography and Art achieved particularly high proportions of 9 – 7 grades with 19 History students achieving the top Grade 9
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  • Wolfreton A level success

    Published 16/08/18

    Students at Wolfreton are celebrating another year of great results. Headteacher Susanne Kukuc said ‘Once again we are delighted to be celebrating some excellent A Level results at Wolfreton.  It has been a pleasure to share the excitement of successes with students this morning; we are very proud of their achievements which come as the result of dedication and hard work from students, staff and the support of their families.  As a Sixth Form at Wolfreton, we are delighted that 25% of grades achieved were at A* - A (or equivalent) and 76% at A* - C or (equivalent).  In the traditional A Level subjects, 21% of grades were A* - A, with many subjects achieving very high A* - B pass rates including Physics, Politics, Maths and Business, as well as Japanese with 75% A* - B and Further Maths and Spanish achieving 100% A* - B. Today is however about our young people and seeing them able to move on now to their chosen pathways.  High numbers have again applied to university and the vast majority of these have secured places at their first choice institution securing places at universities including Oxford and Warwick, with Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield and Hull being particularly popular choices this year.  Others have secured coveted apprenticeships or employment and again we congratulate them.’ 

    Lynsey Taylor, Assistant Headteacher in charge of Sixth Form, said ‘It was a very proud moment seeing the faces of our Year 13 students when they collected their exam results today, celebrating with them as they move on successfully to their chosen next step.  At the end of what is a very demanding two year period of studying, they leave us with not just their academic qualifications but also a diverse range of additional enrichment activities and experiences which has provided them with skills for life.  Our staff are all delighted to be able to congratulate our students on their hard work and perseverance to get them the results which they have been rewarded with today.  We very much look forward to hearing about our students’ continued success as they move onto their chosen pathway.  Sharing all of these successes with our future Sixth Form students will undoubtedly inspire them to strive to reach similarly high academic achievements.’

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  • Hessle A level highlights

    Published 16/08/18

    Hessle Sixth Form College, A Level highlights

    • Overall 100% Pass Rate (six years in a row)
    • Overall 22% of grades achieved were A*A (or equivalent)
    • Overall 54% of grades achieved were A*B (or equivalent)
    • 19% of grades achieved in academic subjects were A*A
    • 50% of grades achieved in academic subjects were A*B
    • 82% of the grades achieved in Academic Subjects were A*C
    • Outstanding results were recorded by English Literature where 82% of Grades were A*B, Biology where 65% of Grades were A*B. Further Maths had an outstanding set of results with 100% A* Grades achieved.

    Hessle Sixth Form students are celebrating today as they receive their A Level results. “Yet again, our Sixth Form students have produced results that are ahead of the national average,” said Vince Groak, Associate Headteacher.  “There are so many individual success stories and our staff are incredibly proud of what the students have achieved. These results are especially pleasing when you consider that the vast majority of these subject courses were redesigned in the past two years to make them more challenging and to better prepare students for their future pathways. In addition, many of our students also studied the new, more rigorous, suite of vocational qualifications and have performed very well. On behalf of the students, I wish to thank all of our staff for handling these changes so professionally and, as ever, we are delighted that so many of our students will now be preparing for the next stage of their education or training, whether that be university or an apprenticeship.”

    Director of Sixth Form, Louise Price, hailed the individual successes achieved by students.  “We are delighted with the success of our students who have worked hard to progress onto their future pathway. Over 88% of our students have chosen to study at University and we are thrilled that two of our students have secured places at Oxbridge universities.  Due to their successful results, Cecilia Marchant will study German at Oxford while Will Ransom has achieved a place at Cambridge to study Classical Civilisation.  Our continuing success reinforces our philosophy that ‘every student is capable of extraordinary achievement’ and ensures that students achieve their academic potential.  We pride ourselves on providing our students with access to the best possible opportunities to allow them to move onto their future pathways. I would like to congratulate our students and thank them, their parents and our staff team for all their hard work and wish them every success for the future as they go on to start their careers or continue in Higher Education.”

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